Mysterious Girlfriend X, Mysterious Revisitation Y

In the September 2014 issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon manga magazine, Riichi Ueshiba’s Mysterious Girlfriend X (Nazo no Kanojo X) ended a run stretching back to August 2006. If one goes back far enough in the history of this blog, the 2012 anime adaptation of Mysterious Girlfriend X was among the first things I had commented about in the initial post.

Things have, of course, changed a lot with the blog since that time.

With the manga ending, I thought it would be appropriate to revisit where we essentially started.

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Band of Ninja, and the Fundamentals of Animated Revolution

This 1967 film, courtesy of director Nagisa Oshima, may well be the most literally accurate movie length adaptation of a manga ever created.

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